DHARAMSHALA: Kalon Tripa Dr Lobsang Sangay visited Rabgyaling Tibetan Settlement in Hunsur on Monday as part of his 6-day tour of the Tibetan settlements based in Karnataka in south India.
Addressing a large gathering of Tibetans at Gyumed Monastery in Hunsur, Kalon Tripa said: “My recent visit to Washington, DC, was very successful as I attached great importance to it from the political perspective. More importantly, I was able to meet prominent officials of the US foreign affairs. I had similar visits to different countries in Europe.”
Kalon Tripa said there is clear indication from the US and European countries of their same support and concern for the issue of Tibet as ever before.
“We were very anxious when His Holiness the Dalai Lama devolved his political authority to the elected leadership,” Kalon Tripa said, adding “but the new administration has restored the calm.” “Therefore, collective support and effort from the general public support is of paramount importance,” he added.
Kalon Tripa explained to general public about the Kashag’s three guiding principles of unity, innovation and self-reliance.
He also apprised them about recent visit to Ladakh and the situation of Tibetans living there.
He also listened to questions from the public following his talk.
Kalon Tripa later spoke to students and faculty of Woenang school on the importance of education.
He then paid visits to Dzongchoe and Ogyen monasteries.
Visit to Bylakuppe
Kalon Tripa was accorded a grand welcome by Tibetan settlers of Lugsam and Dicki Larsoe settlements on his arrival at Bylakuppe yesterday, Jigme Tsering, head of audio-visual section of the DIIR, told TibetNet by phone.
Kalon Tripa delivered a public talk during which he apprised the public about all possible efforts made by the Kashag to garner support from the international community on the grim situation inside Tibet.
He answered questions from the public concerning the formation of local assembly and Rawang Denpe Legul Tsokchung in the settlement.
He will give a talk to students at SOS school in Bylakuppe today.
Kalon Tripa Dr Lobsang Sangay will meet the chief minister of Karnataka on 4 August.
He is scheduled to address students of a college in Mysore today.
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